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Mr. SHEPHARD, of Doetors' Commons, A CORRESPONDENT states, “In a little informs us, “ that the Government has volume, entitled • Percy Anecdotes,' p. 8, lately, with its usual liberality and at- comprising Memoirs of George III. is the tention to the public interest, purchased following paragraph: The King was a the remaining Books, containing the ori- seven months' child, and from that circumginal Entries of Marriages and Births, so- stance, so weakly at the period of his birth, lemnized in the Fleet Prison, and its Rules, that serious apprehensions were entertained from the year 1686 to 1754, together with that it would be impossible to rear him. It those celebrated at the Mint and May Fair was, in consequence, thought advisable to Chapel; and it having been determined to waive the strict etiquette hitherto maindeposit them for safe custody and easy re- tained, of having for the royal infant a nobly ference, in the Bishop of London's Re- descended nurse, in favour of one in the gistry, where the others have been for some middle ranks of life, the fine healthy freshtime placed, they have been lately trans- coloured wife of the head-gardener of one of mitted there, under an Order from Lord the palaces.' The Querist knows the etiSidmouth, the Secretary of the Home De- quette of a Lady Governess, as was Lady partment."

Charlotte Finch (Ordinances of Royal As an order has been issued prohibiting Households, p. 127. Lel. Collect. ii. p. Jewels in the Coronets of Peers, and as cer- 183), but he has never heard of dry and tain regulations appeared a few days ago to wet-nurses being (according to etiquette) prevent Knighthood being surreptitiously strictly required to be of noble descent.obtained, an Advocate for adhering to The query is then, whether the paragraph strict propriety in all matters of this kind, is founded upon actual precedent?” suggests the necessity of issuing a similar Mr. V. Yonge remarks, “that in looking order or injunction to put an end to the over some family records, he discovered a unwarranted assumption of bearing family Grant of Free Warren, by Edward the Semottoes in gold letters and edges on a deep cond, to Reginald (Yonge) de Chavernes, blue circle, with a gold buckle, &c. in imi- alias Charnes, in the County of Stafford. tation of the Order of the Garter. The Likewise a Grant from Henry the Eighth, circular, or oval method, should be re- to fish in Copmere, as far as a man can stricted to the Orders of Knighthood. See throw a twopenny hatchet.” Should any of vol. LXXVII. ii. p. 627.

our ingenious and Antiquarian CorrespondE. I. C. says, " permit me to correct an ents possess information respeeting that error in the Compendium of the History of family, or point out the source of obtaining Shropshire (p. 211). My ancestor, Col. it, they would oblige our Correspondent. William Carlos, who was a partner in his A YORKSHIRE FEMALE CORRESPONDENT Sovereign's misfortunes after the battle of would be obliged if any Antiquary could Worcester, is there called Col. Careless. inform her “ what is the reason of the The truth is, his name was altered, and a Cornish Fishermen's Wives, after their coat of arms conferred as a mark of royal Husbands are gone to Sea, calling out, favour, but his name never was Careless be- Evæ to the lea, the boats are gone to fore that event. The book entitled · Bos- Sea?' It appears a relic of some antient cobel,' contains some account of the Co- custom, the origin of which is now lost. lonel. Any information of the life of this A custom also prevails in the Western parts Gentleman, or particulars of his family, of Cornwall, of making large bonfires in which formerly resided at Broom-hall, co. some principal part of the Town, parading Stafford, would be esteemed a favour.” the streets with lighted torches, and with

A CORRESPONDENT, actuated by a com garlands of flowers on the head, and thrown passionate regard for the sufferings of the as a scarf over the shoulders, on the Eve brute species, and lamenting in common of Midsummer and St. Peter's day. It was with every feeling mind, the wanton cru- some years back the custom to swing childelties which are so frequently practised with ren over the bonfire when it was nearly out, impunity, earnestly suggests the formation in order, as the old people said, to make of & Society, by whose united exertions, them grow, also to make them fortunate some check may be applied, if practicable, throughout the following year." to an evil which is equally repugnant to the A CONSTANT Reader would be greatly dictates of humanity, and to the benevolent favoured by obtaining a correct descent of spirit and precepts of the Christian religion. the family of Scudamore of Wilts, before Persons whose sentiments accord with those the younger branch of that family married of the writer on this subject, and who are the heiress of Ewyas, and settled at Homewilling to aid the cause he recommends, are Lacy; and also of the elder branch, which requested to address a few lines to CLERUS, remained in Wilts. ,

Sslry Lane, Patoznoster-row.


For M A Y, 1821.



May 3. Forster, Esq. of Iplelhe, in Salop , As your Reviewer of the admired at what time he removed to Cuin, A Novel of Kenilworth'bas coo- nor is not known, but the death of tented himself, like most others, with Amicia, Lady Leicester, happened in laudatory remarks upon it, I trust 1560, and is stated by all authori. that a few observations, relative to ties to have taken place io his house its errors, as well as to the real big- there. Ashmole says, that, after that tory of its persons, may be interest- event, he “being a pap formerly ading and serviceable to your readers. dicted to bospitality, company, mirth, Posterity will perhaps wonder, in re. and musick, was afterwards observed curring to your pages, that research to forsake all this, with much mélan. should have been employed to eluci. choly and pensiveness (some say with date a Novel; but the wonder will madness) pin'd and droop'd away." cease when they consider its merit. If this is true, he must have lanand the fame of its principal charac: guished for fifteen years, as he was ter. But the work betrays carelesg- living in 1575. ness and error, however otherwise He married Anne, daughter of Reelaborate, and no one can fiod fault ginald (or Rainold) Williams, elder with the exposure of wilful misre. brother to John, Lord Williams of presentation. In the course of this Thamet; by whom he had three letler I shall eodeavour to point out sons, John, Robert, aod Hepry: his mistakes in the biography, genealogy, daughter Janette, mentioned in the and time of wbich the author treats. novel, appears to be the creation of

To commence, therefore, with that fancy, as no mention whatever is abused and calumniated gentleman, made of her.-Mr. Forster was boAnthony Forster, of Carnvor Hall. ried io Cumoor Church, near the One of your Correspondents bas en North wall, uoder a monumeot of deavoured to trace his desceot, for grey marble, with the brazen figures which the thanks of every reader of a man in armour, and bis wife, are due ; but, although the name of and three soos koeeling behind ber. Anthony occurs in the pedigree of His epitaph, which does not mention the Forsters of Harpden, ibat per the time of his death, is as follows: sop is not the “ Topy' of the Novel. " Antonius Forster, generis generosa proFrom that family were descended the

pago, Forsters of Aldermaston*, of whom Cumneræ Dominus Bercheriensis erat. Humphrey Forster, esq. was created a Armiger, Armigero prognatus patre Ribaronet, May 20, 1620; he joined the

cardo, Parliament jo lhe succeeding troubles, Qui quondam Iplethæ Salopiensis erat. and was active in promoting their Quatuor ex isto fluxerunt & stemmate nati, cause in Berkshire." The author of Ex isto Antonius steamate quartus erat, • Kenilworth' has unfairly stated, that “ Tony's father was Reeve to t Sir John Williams, of Burfield, marthe Abbot of Abingdon," a fiction ried Elizabeth, daughter and coheir to not immediately detected, because Richard More, of Burfield, Esq. by whom it adds to the supposed attachment he had two sons, Reginald, and John, of that man to the Catholic Reli- created Lord Williams by Queen Mary, gion. The story of his kindling the

Lord Chamberlain of the Household to Martyrs' pile must be false. An

Philip II. ; he was also appointed, 1569, tbony was fourth son to Richard

President of the Council in the Panci.

pality of Wales, in which year be died * Pedigree, Harl. MSS, 1081.

at Ludlow Castle is on

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Historical Errors in "Kenilworth." . (May, . Mente sagax, animo precellens, corpore The author of Kenilworth' states promptus;

that Amy, Lady Leicester, was daughEloquii dulcis, ore disertus erat. ter to Sir Hugh Robsart, of LidcoleIn factis probitas; fuit in sermone venus.. ball, Devop; the family is correct, tas,

but not the immediate father : this In vultu gravitas, religione fides,

was Sir John Robsart, knight, if the In patriam pieras, in egenos grata vo.

concurrence of all genealogists be luntas, Accedunt reliquis annumeranda bonis.

authority. James Yorke (the blackSi quod cuncta rapit, rapuit non omnia

smith of Lincolo), in bis · Union of Lethum ;

Honour,' 1640, (a work, says Fuller, Si quod mors rapuit, vivida fama de. of singular nise, though he has not dit.”

hit the nail on the head in every para · Although the above character is

ticular thereio contained,') speaking absurd, (for who ever approached so

of Lord Leicester, has these words near to the cbaracter of Sir Charles

! He married two wives, the first Grandison ?) it warrants our rejec

was Anne, daughter and heir of Sir tion of the name of " Tony-fire-ibe.

John Robsart, knight, who died withfaggot.” 1.

out issue.' Aubrey calls him Sir John

Robersett; and Dugdale expressly Then follows the epitaph of his

says, •he first married Anne, the wife; froin her relationsbip to the

daughter and heir to Sir John Robcourtier of Queen Mary, there is

sart, koigbt. So much for the Amy some reason to doubt whether she

and Hugh of the novel. was the puritan the novel represents. It is remarkable that Anthony her to bave been :

Forster is no where directly charged « Anna Rainoldo Williams fuit orta pa. with the Countess's death; ihe whole rente,

falls on Varney. In • Leycester's Evasit meritis Armiger ille suis,

Commonwealth,' 1641, 4to, is an acSed ¡ninor huic frater, præstante laude

count scarcely differing from that of Baronis,

Ashmole; it is as follows:-" When : Thamensis viguit gloria magna soli. Armiger ergo pater, Dominus sed avun.

his Lordsbip was in full hope to culus Anna,

marry her Majesty, and his owne Clara erat his meritis, claruit Anna suis.

wife stood in his light, as he supCasta viro, studiosa Dei, dilecta propin

posed : hee did but send her aside, is quis,

to the house of his servant Forster Skirpe beata satis, prole beata satis. of Cumner by Oxford, wbere shortly Mater Joannis, mediaque ætate Roberti, afler sbee bad the chance to fall

Et demum Henrici nobilis ille Parens downe a paire of staires, and so to Cynthia Penelope tumulo clauduntur in break ber neck, but yet without bart. isto.

ing the hood that stood upon her Anna sed hoc tumulo sola sepulta head. But Sir Richard Varney, who jacet."

by commandment remained witb her · After which appears a tribute to that day alone with one man opely, the accomplishments of Aotbody and had sent away perforce all her Forster :

servants from her, to a market two " Argute resonans,* Cithare pretendere miles off, hee (I say) with his man chordas

can tell how shee died, which man Novit, et Aonia concrepuisse Lyrå. , being afterward [taken] for a felGaudebat terre teneras defigere plantas; Tony in the Marches of Wales, and Et mirâ pulchras construere arte do offering to publish the manner of mos,

the said murder, was made away priComposità varias linguâ formare loquelas

vily in prison." Varbey died about Doctus, et edoctá scribere multa manu."

the same time in London, crying out Mr. Forster bore, as appears by piteously and blaspheming, saying his escutcheon, the same arms with inat “all the Devils of Hell did tear the rest of that name, particularly him in pieces." of Hanslape (Bucks) and Aldermas. Jo Leycester's Ghost,' 4to, 1641, tontbree hunters' borns stringed; is this poetical account of the Lady's the chief difference is in bis crest, death : as he gives a stag couchant, vulned “My first wife fell downe from a paire of through the neck by an arrow; in wy. an arrow in staires .

(died, his side a marllet for difference.

And brake her neck, and so at Cromnar


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